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Thursday, July 19, 2012

{Review} ASCEND by Amanda Hocking

ASCEND

A Trylle Novel #3
by Amanda Hocking
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages/Format: 326; Paperback & e-book
Source: Purchased

Wendy Everly is facing an impossible choice. The only way to save the Trylle from their deadliest enemy is by sacrificing herself.  If she doesn’t surrender to the Vittra, her people will be thrust into a brutal war against an unbeatable foe.  But how can Wendy leave all her friends behind…even if it’s the only way to save them?

The stakes have never been higher, because her kingdom isn’t the only thing she stands to lose. After falling for both Finn and Loki, she’s about to make the ultimate choice…who to love forever. One guy has finally proven to be the love of her life—and now all their lives might be coming to an end.

Everything has been leading to this moment. The future of her entire world rests in her hands—if she’s ready to fight for it.
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Review

Ascend is ever the fairy tale ending to Amanda Hocking's Trylle Trilogy. Though Wendy's life isn't full of extravagant balls or gowns, she gets her fair share of romance and experience as the Trylle princess. With the risk of danger in every decision Wendy makes toward saving her people, she has to rely on her training and friends if she wants to come out alive.

Ascend is the most suspenseful of the three Trylle novels. Not knowing what will come next for Wendy and fearing that the Trylle and Vittra will end up in war will surely put readers on edge. The suspense even extends to Wendy's personal life as she swivels between marriage to one of her closest friends, or loving freely the man who may very well be the love of her life. If not for the steamy and adorable romance, Ascend would be only pages and pages of political intrigue and heart-stopping action.

All great series must come to an end, but at least Hocking closes the Trylle Trilogy with a big bang. Readers will certainly be pleased with Ascend's unexpected surprises and long-lasting triumphs!

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1 comment:

  1. Happy to have your opinion of this series. I have been eyeing it in the store but was hesitatant because I don't read "straight up" romances. I like books with action, suspense and a good bit of danger and mystery. Looks like i'll be giving this series a second look.

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